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Varieties and types of postage stamps of the Grand Duchy of Finland


1901. Russian coat of arms, denomination in Finnish currency.

Values from 2 penniä to 1 markka printed in letterpress, perforation 14¼:14¾. Value of 10 markka printed in combined letterpress and embossed print, perforation 13½.

Types

TYPES
5 penniä, dark olive green
I, II Duchy of Finland postage stamps 5 pennia: Types Type I, 14. January 1901:

  • white spacing between inner and outer frame narrow.

Type II, 18. February 1901:

  • white spacing between inner and outer frame wide.
10 penniä, carmine
I, II, III Duchy of Finland postage stamps 10 pennia Types Type I, 14. January 1901:

  • corner ornaments regular,
  • arrowheads below coat of arms short,
  • base of letter P in PEN. rounded,
  • bottom stroke of letter E in in PEN. straight.

Type II, 10. September 1901:

  • corner ornaments regular,
  • arrowheads below coat of arms long,
  • base of letter P in PEN. straight,
  • bottom stroke of letter E in in PEN. slightly curved.

Type III, 8 July 1908:

  • corner ornaments re-engraved,
  • arrowheads below coat of arms short,
  • base of letter P in PEN. rounded,
  • bottom stroke of letter E in in PEN. straight.
20 penniä, dark blue
I, II, III Duchy of Finland postage stamps 20 pennia: Types Type I, 14 January 1901:

  • dot between H and 2 in denomination exactly in the middle,
  • pattern of the background net poorly visible.

Type II, 5 September 1901:

  • dot between H and 2 in denomination closer to the letter H,
  • pattern of the background net well visible,
  • points of the arrows crossing the post horn are long and pointed.

Type III, 11 August 1909:

  • serifs in numeral 2 in denomination short,
  • background well visible,
  • points of the arrows small.

 

1911. Russian coat of arms, denomination in Finnish currency.

Printed in letterpress. Perforations comb 14¼ to 14¼:14 and comb 14¼:14¾.

TYPES
10 penniä, carmine
I, II, III Duchy of Finland postage stamps: Types Type I, 14 January 1911:

  • borderline thin,
  • horizontal lines above and below denomination narrow.

Type II, 14 October 1913:

  • borderline thick,
  • horizontal lines above and below denomination wide.

Type III, 25 July 1915:

  • borderline thick,
  • horizontal lines above and below denomination narrow.

 

Bibliography


  1. Michel Nord- und Nordwesteuropa 2005/2006, Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-683-3